H J Schellnhuber presentation on launch of Laudato si

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Germany - Vatican
Wealth in Italy before use of fossil fuels.

We are faced with the great challenge of limiting global warming to below 2°C.

The large-scale production of fossil fuel energy which was initiated by the Industrial Revolution and accelerated in the 20th century has led to great human development – for a minority. For the very few, it has even generated extreme wealth. On the other side of this development stand the poor and the poorest of the poor. The structural violence of this development predetermines their lives. Sources of fossil fuel energy are private goods, owned by corporations or controlled by governments.


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